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Interview: Legendary Filmmaker Takashi Miike Discusses His 100th Film, Blade Of The Immortal

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Over this past weekend, legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition, Visitor Q, One Missed Call) celebrated the release of his 100th directorial effort, his big screen adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga Blade of the Immortal. The story follows a young girl named Rin (Hana Sugisaki), who is seeking vengeance on the man who killed her father, the devious Anotsu Kagehisa (Sôta Fukushi). Rin hires the immortal warrior Manji (Takuya Kimura) to help her on her quest, and the two forge a deep bond on their travels, fighting off dangerous assassins, thugs, and mercenaries together.

While Miike was in Los Angeles this past Friday, Daily Dead had the opportunity to briefly speak with him, and we discussed his initial interest in adapting the Blade of the Immortal manga, the timelessness of his latest cinematic story, and whether or not he’s made plans for future projects after recently hitting 100 movies,
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Interview: Takashi Miike on Blade of the Immortal, Directing 100 Films, and More; New Clips!

When it comes to Asian cinema, there is probably no director more well known to the horror community than Takashi Miike. Responsible for directing films such as Audition, Gozu, One Missed Call, Ichi the Killer, and much, much more, the… Continue Reading →

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Trailer The Great Takashi Miike Returns with Yakuza Apocalypse

Takashi Miike has built a stunning rsum memorable horror flicks cluttering the ledger. From Ichi the Killer to One Missed Call to Audition the man has crafted enough petrifying material to earn him valid votes as a true modern master of horror (he even did the Masters of Horror installment Imprint). And now hes back with an absolutely insane looking vampire flick that fans are going to really really want to see.
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Trailer For Takashi Miike’s ‘Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld’

Over the past twenty years, Takashi Miike has shocked viewers with his transgressive work, never ceasing to be innovative no matter what genre; whether tackling samurai epics like 13 Assassins, J-horror such as One Missed Call, westerns like Sukiyaki Western Django or with family friendly films such as Phoenix Wright. this week, fans are treated to a couple of trailers for his next two films; first Over Your Dead Body (which we’ve already posted), and now The Great War of the Underworld courtesy of Twitch. There’s plenty of over-the-top footage and crazy set pieces, to have fans of the filmmaker really excited. Here’s the official plot:

“Akira (Hayato Ichihara) admires Genyo Kamiura who is the most powerful yakuza. Genyo Kamiura has been targeted numerous times, but has never died. He is called the invincible person. Because of Genyo Kamiura, Akira enters the world of the yakuza. His yakuza
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Takashi Miike’s Lesson Of Evil: DVD review

Director: Takashi Miike. Review: Adam Wing. We all know that Takashi Miike is one of the hardest working directors in the world right now, he's been knocking out up to three pictures a year for as long as I can remember. The diversity - particularly in recent years - has been quite staggering, with Miike lending his talents to period pieces (Hara-kiri), children's movies (Yatterman) and even the occasional musical (For Loves Sake). In fact, he hasn't made a full-length horror movie since 2003, even if he did dabble in the genre with standout segments in Three... Extremes and the Masters of Horror series. Takashi Miike hasn't actually made that many horror movies but it's the genre he's most commonly associated with. One Missed Call was answered in 2003, Ichi the Killer lashed out in 2001 and Audition was released way back in 1999. Lesson of Evil has been a long time coming then,
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Everything You Need To Know To Pre Order Your Home Copy of 47 Ronin

Here’s all the information you need to secure your copy of Keanu Reeves latest action adventure, 47 Ronin. If you need a refresher on the amazing warrior tale, here’s the trailer, followed by the official press release.

Trailer: 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves Stars In The 3D Epic Action-Adventure 47 Ronin Be The First To Own It On Digital HD March 18, 2014 And Bring Home The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD With Ultraviolet™ On April 1, 2014 Now Movie Fans Can Watch 47 Ronin Anywhere On Their Favorite Devices

Universal City, California, February 4, 2014— Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, The Day The Earth Stood Still) stars in a reimagining of one of Japan’s timeless tales, 47 Ronin, available on Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Packs, DVD, Digital HD including UltraViolet™ and On Demand on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.­­­

Based on an epic story, this extraordinary tale of inspiring courage has its
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2004

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 9 Jan 2014 - 06:25

We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here’s our list of 25 underappreciated movies of 2004...

Think back to 2004, and you might dredge up hazy memories of the computer-generated fairytale sequel Shrek 2, Alfonso’s Harry Potter installment, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, or maybe Mel Gibson’s phenomenally successful Passion Of The Christ.

It’s rather less likely that you’ll remember some of the films on this list. You’re probably aware of the drill by now: we’ve gone back into our distant, beer-addled memories to find 25 of the less commonly-lauded movies from the year 2004.

Some of them did reasonably well at the time, but appear to have been forgotten since (especially the one eclipsed by its own internet meme), while others were coolly received by the public or critics (and sometimes
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Listen in on Eight of Horror Cinema's Most Terrifying Phone Calls

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Listen in on Eight of Horror Cinema's Most Terrifying Phone Calls
The telephone has a sordid history in cinema, dating back to Dial M for Murder and even earlier, and creepy callers were the subject of a previous FEARnet feature (if you missed it, be sure to check it out here). As we all know, any time the phone rings in a horror film, you can be sure that it’s Satan on the line. Part of what makes telephone calls in horror films so frightening is that the viewer typically cannot see who's tormenting the film’s protagonist. It’s the same basic idea as the unseen perpetrator; we fear that which we cannot see. Therefore, the telephone has been used for many a game of cat and mouse... and to terrify countless babysitters. In honor of one of the most nefarious tools of terror horror cinema has to offer, we count down eight of the most terrifying phone calls in horror.
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Time to Learn a Lesson of the Evil from Japanese Director Takashi Miike

Japanese master director Takashi Miike, helmer of such past horrors as 'Audition' (Aka 'Odishon') and 'One Missed Call' (Aka 'Chakushin ari'), returns to the genre with his new murderous feature 'Lesson of the Evil' (Aka 'Aku no kyoten'). A new shocking trailer from the non-subtitled flick has reared its head which you can head below to check out. Based on the novel of the same name by Japanese author Yusuke Kishi the flick centers on a teacher named Seiji Hasumi, played by Hideaki Ito, who's mental condition leads him to murder his students one by one. Takayuki Yamada, Jab, Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido and Kento Hayashi all star. Check out the new trailer and full plot info below....
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Spirit Camera Retrospective: One Missed Call

With the release of the Nintendo 3Ds title Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, Shock will be rolling out a series of retrospectives that look at tales of terror that tie together technology and horror. Games, cameras, phones, computers, televisions...you name it.

I don't believe in ghosts. There's just something about their portrayal in films and on “reality” TV that makes me doubt their existence beyond my own personal feelings. But I will admit that the treatment of ghosts in some films can be quite terrifying, yes, even to a guy that doesn't believe in them to begin with.

American films about the paranormal all seem to exhibit similar qualities. There's a standard list of rules and tropes for ghost stories that are inherently “American” and more often then not these things show up in an American film. Japanese films are a different kind of beast altogether. Perhaps it is the culture of Japan,
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Takashi Miike to Teach a Lesson of the Evil Kind

Takashi Miike. The name is synonymous with some of the most riveting cinema we have seen over the last couple of decades. Any time his name becomes attached to a new project we sit up and listen. So should you.

According to Nippon Cinema Takashi Miike (pictured right; Audition, Dead or Alive, Three...Extremes, Visitor Q, Gozu, One Missed Call, Ichi the Killer) is set to direct a film adaptation of Yusuke Kishi’s bestselling 2010 novel Aku no Kyoten (aka Lesson of the Evil).

The movie will star Hideaki Ito in a role quite a bit darker than what he’s usually known for. He’ll be playing a teacher named Seiji Hasumi who’s loved by his students and respected by his peers. However, his outward charm masks his true nature. In reality, Hasumi is a psychopath who is unable to feel empathy for other human beings. Specifically, he
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Bad Moon Rising: Horror Movie Mashup

Halloween is almost upon us and that means that things are going to get a bit spooky. Here is a video mashup of the best horror flicks ever made to the tune of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising.

Watch the video below:

Here are the movies inn the order of their appearance:

Halloween

Freddy Vs. Jason

Resident Evil

The Amityville Horror

Night of the Demons

Christine

Shocker

From Dusk Till Dawn

Planet Terror

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

The Thing

Alice Sweet Alice

Don't Look Now

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Madman

The Shining

The Exorcist

Poltergeist

Child's Play

28 Days Later

Psycho

Cemetery Man

Salem's Lot

Hellraiser II: Hellbound

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Jacob's Ladder

Suspiria

Slither

Trick R Treat

Re-Animator

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Creepshow

American Psycho

Leprechaun

The Dark Half

The Hitcher

The Final Destination

Zombi 2

Audition

The Changeling

The Omen
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The movie plots that technology killed

Hollywood's classic murders, stalkings and deceptions would never have been possible had today's technology been around. Joe Queenan rewrites the script for the digital age

In the harrowing film 127 Hours, an outdoorsy type played by James Franco finds himself trapped in a mountain ravine with his arm wedged beneath a boulder. A few years from now, with Google Earth tracking everybody everywhere, the Franco character wouldn't have much of a problem; after he's gone missing for a day or so his friends or family would simply contact his cell phone provider, and they would instantaneously track his phone to the ravine and dispatch a search party to rescue him from his predicament. All he would need to do is sit tight, ration his water supply, and hope the rats and rattlers don't get him first.

But because 127 Hours is set in an era where a person without mobile phone service
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Takashi Miike's acclaimed 13 Assasins gets an awesome Us trailer

Thirteen Assassins has basically been acclaimed across the board with rave reviews coming from everyone who's seen it. It's seriously been a while since I've seen such widespread love of a film and it really makes me want to catch up with this one. Marina certainly loved it when she saw it at Viff last year.

13 Assasins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) is both written and directed by legendary Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Dead or Alive, Ichi the Killer, One Missed Call, 3 Extremes, Yatterman and God's Puzzle).

The film is being distributed by Magnet and is available VOD now!. It arrives in theaters April 29th.

Trailer after the break.
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U.S. Trailer for Takashi Miike’s 13 Assassins

No one does bloodletting better than Takashi Miike, the man behind bloody stunners like “Audition” and “Ichi the Killer”, family fare like the “Zebraman” movies, and horror offerings like “One Missed Call”. The eclectic and prolific Japanese director’s latest film to reach Stateside theaters is the period Samurai action flick “13 Assassins”. If you’re a fan of Miike and his brand of mayhem, or just insanely cool Samurai action in general, then you’ve probably already seen the film in various festivals around the country. If not, Magnet Releasing is putting the film out on April 29, 2011. I suspect limited release, which probably means you’ll be able to also catch this on VOD. Check out the U.S. trailer for the film below. Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a
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13 Assassins Review

[Our thanks to Joshua Chaplinsky for the following review.]13 Assassins will be available on VOD in North America starting today, March 25th and opens in select U.S. cities starting on April 29th. To quote another review of mine, "it's been ten years since Japanese maverick Takashi Miike took America by quiet storm with a vicious little gut-punch called Audition." That film made me a Miike fan for life, no matter how many One Missed Call's or V-cinema duds he's cranked out since. So when the opportunity arose to interview the prolific director on his upcoming press tour, I pounced like a cornered Zebraman. Unfortunately, due to the current crisis in Japan, Miike has understandably canceled his trip to the Us, and my interview has been...
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DVD Releases: October 5th, 2010, or The Most Expensive Day in Horror History!

Another week in October, another bounty crop of horror DVDs and Blu-rays. This week we have home entertainment from recent theatrical releases of nightmares of the mind as well as re-releases of classic and campy horror, all with boatloads of extras.

Then there are other horror titles that are being re-released on Blu-ray or in packs for double dipping. On top of that, horror offerings from Asia, past seasons of TV shows, manga, novels, and even video games are all vying for our pocketbooks. And we still have four more weeks of October to go.

Next year October needs to begin in August.

Human Centipede: First Sequence

Directed by Tom Six

Human Centipede: First Sequence (review) was a sensation ever since its first mention. Stephen Colbert even talked about it at the 2010 Emmys Awards broadcast! The premise cannot be simpler. Two pretty American girls are on a road trip through Europe.
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Sundance Channel Goes Extreme from August 7 to October 30

Time to call your cable or satellite provider and add the Sundance Channel to your lineup as the network is launching a new season of its late-night destination Asia Extreme™ on August 7, showcasing the sharpest of cutting-edge Asian genre fare every Saturday night at midnight.

You'll note that a few of the offerings aren't strictly horror fare, but we're including everything since just about all of them offer gore and violence, even if the supernatural/horror elements aren't quite there.

From the Press Release:

The 2010 season of Asia Extreme includes the U.S. television premieres of five films from South Korea: The Restless, Shadows in the Palace, Tazza: The High Rollers, Voice, and The Wig. The new season of Asia Extreme premieres on August 7 at 12:00 midnight Et/Pt.

In addition to their on-air presentations, the five premieres will be among the thirteen Asia Extreme titles available free from August
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"Br" stands for BluRay and Battle Royale

Good news coming to us thanks to Ulrik's Asian BluRay-Guide website: publisher Arrow UK has anounced through a series of forums that a BluRay release of the original (non-3D) "Battle Royale" by Kinji Fukasaku will be forthcoming in October.

This is most welcome as this movie is a certified classic. Audiences worldwide back in 2000 were shocked by the story of a schoolclass of teenagers being forced to kill each other on an island over the course of three days. The film was based on a manga but became a hype of its own because of strong acting (the premise is not played for laughs here) and strong violence involving children. It launched the careers of several of its cast members including Chiaki Kuriyama ("Kill Bill", "Exte"), Kô Shibasaki ("The Sinking of Japan", "Dororo", "One Missed Call") and Tatsuya Fujiwara ("Death Note").

Kinji Fukasaku even started on a sequel, but
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Part V: Exclusive Takashi Miike interview video!

Fango got the chance to sit down with Japanese director Takashi Miike for an exclusive video chat; check out our fifth clip below the cut. We'll be rolling out more this weekend!

In this segment, the popular/notorious auteur behind Audition, Ichi The Killer et al. shares his thoughts on the Hollywood remake of his film One Missed Call. Thanks to Nikkatsu’s Tomohiro Hayashi, translator Chiato Uno, Subway Cinema’s Grady Hendrix, Rebekah McKendry and Bill Hall for helping make this happen.
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